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Everyone Welcomed at Christ Kindl Markt on Fort Sill for Holiday Shopping

Christ Kindl Markt
Photo: Betty Jean’s Dream

Got the Christmas shopping woes? No need to worry, Fort Sill’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Christ Kindl Market December 7th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and December 8th from noon to 5 p.m. at the Rinehart Fitness Center gym. More than 100 booths with crafters and vendors will offer items such as Christmas decorations, candles, wicker baskets, ornaments, woodworking, specialty foods and seasonings as Christmas gift ideas for the two-day event.

“At this year’s event there will be new vendors offering a greater selection of wonderful and unique gift ideas to include traditional palate-pleasing German cuisine for our shoppers,” said Traci Barsuglia, Christ Kindl Markt event coordinator.

Food and beverage will be available at the event including schnitzel sandwiches, bratwurst, sauerkraut and brotchen, soft pretzels, Gluwein, German Bier, roasted nuts, coffee and hot chocolate. Concessions are provided by Das Bratwurst Haus, Rose & Billy Barney outside foods, the Impact Zone and an AAFES food truck.

Items sold at the Christ Kindl Markt include everything from Native American and Western art, pictures and prints, wooden handcrafted items, home décor, clocks, and vintage Christmas items to cosmetics, lotions, bags, accessories, jewelry, coins, quilts pillows, puppets, toys and comics. Food booths will offer honey, pollen, bee’s wax, chili frito pies and chili dogs, candy apples, imported German chocolate, jams and jellies, baked goods, candies, Pampered Chef, samples of health shakes, lavender cookies, cakes and tea.

“The event is similar to the Christmas open air markets offered in Germany where vendors set up in the town square and sell a variety of unique items for Christmas including decorations, crafts, candies and toys. There is always lots of good German food, beverages and holiday music – bringing in the Christmas holiday season,” said Barsuglia.

“Traditionally the Christ Kindl Markt is held outdoors but the Oklahoma weather does not always cooperate so instead of holding with tradition, we moved it indoors to the Rinehart Fitness Center gym,” she said.

The event is open to the public but shoppers should plan on showing a picture ID at post gates. There is no entry fee to shop.

“Get the whole family together and shop a variety of booths and enjoy German food,” said Barsuglia. “It’s a great opportunity for Christmas shoppers to find lots of unique and interesting gift ideas for family and friends”.

For more information on the Christ Kindl Markt, call Traci Barsuglia at 442-3575.

Here are a list of the vendors:

Dragons Eye Design
Tipton Valley Honey
A Battery, 3-13 FRG
Damsel in Defense
B&K Enterprise
Tiny Starz
Hilton Garden Inn
Vintage Kaos
MICHE Bag of Lawton
Road Nutrition/Herbalife
It Works!
Frames & Things
Beyond Expressions
Tastefully Simple
Arbonne Visionaries
Origami Owl
Bartlett Puppets
Kiss Handcrafted Soap Works
Custom Jewelry
Adam & Lara’s Comics and Cards
Weeks Custom Art
Pink Zebra
Tiffany Anderson Music
Mary Kay
P&P Crafts
Jolene’s Crossroad Crafts
Rita’s Closet
Chibella Design
Elia Merel Fine Arts
Pennington Wood Crafts
Blessed Beads
Stitches of Joy
Buffalo Beautiful Aloha Boutique
Claudia’s Art Etc.
Everything About Pets
Wayne’s Wood Shop
Antique Adventures
Junkie Cousins
Baby Duck
Tandy Leather Factory
Hello Gorgeous!
Vinyl Vocabulary
God’s Design
Perfectly Posh
Brooke Rowland’s Art
Betty Jean’s Dream
Kathy’s Keepsakes
Angelic Imports, LLC
Genteel Appeal
Beauti Control
Debbie Dugger Visuals
Prickly Pear Company
Heike’s Yarn Work
Sweet Rose Gallery
Native American Gifts
Nimble Fingers
Susan’s Framing & Photo Matts
Martha’s Crafts
Visalus-Body by Vi
Designs by Lex
Creations by Sophie Lee
Lavender Valley Acres
Das Bratwurst Haus
Rose & Billy Barney outside food
Impact Zone
AAFES food truck

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